Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists
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Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists

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This book tells the story of a professional problem-solving group that for more than 25 years has empowered its members by providing practical and emotional support. The objective of “Group,” as Ellen Daniell and six other members call their bimonthly gatherings, is cooperation in a competitive world. And the objective of Every Other Thursday is to encourage those who feel...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published March 10th 2006 by Yale University Press (first published 2006)
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As someone who is just embarking on their career in acedemia, I found the personal struggles these woman have overcome both terrifying and comforting. Reading a first hand account of how someone went through the process of not making tenure made the possibility a reality. However, it also made clear that life goes on, not without some bouts with bitterness and self-doubt, but it goes on. It also demonstrates strategies to deal with issues common to scientists such as rejection, even if it occur...more
The first and last chapters are stories about a group of scientists in the Bay Area who form a support group. These are very good, and there are a lot of interesting tidbits about some UCSF faculty. Also the idea of forming such a group is great. But the middle portion, which is a self-help dissection of how to run such and group and definitions of its weird lingo (a compliment is called a "stroke," I don't think I need explain much more than that) were not readable by me.

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Clearly written. I wish it had more anecdotes about the women in the group rather than strategies, but it is still changing how I think about my own work dynamic.
Too much focus on "The Group," not enough on what others could gain from reading it. Interesting concept though.
Lindsey Young
Good read, but I didn't find it terribly useful. Maybe I will in another 20 years?
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Xi Xi
Good advices for postdocs and junior faculty members.
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